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Local weekly update #6 on COVID-19

"Boerne City Lake" by rockwilder licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0
A summary of the most important local updates this week related to COVID-19:

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  • Tuesday, April 21: Two employees of the Cibolo Creek Health and Rehab Center have tested positive for COVID-19. One is a resident of Boerne, the other is a Bexar County resident. All staff have been tested for COVID-19 and the two employees are in self-quarantine. No patients at the facility are showing symptoms, but all are being tested for the virus.
  • Wednesday, April 22: The City of Boerne reopens Boerne City Lake Park, with reduced hours from 9am to 5pm, and only for use of Kendall County residents. All visitors must wear cloth facemasks, and groups are limited to five people.
  • Thursday, April 23: The City of Boerne revises its emergency declaration, permitting that non-essential businesses may reopen beginning Friday, April 24, under certain conditions for public health. Reopened businesses may serve clients by mail, by curbside service, by home delivery, or by individual appointments, as long as they follow recommendations around distancing, sanitation, and use of facemasks. Also, Kendall County modified its emergency declaration, reopening county parks and river crossings for groups of no more than five people.
  • Friday, April 24: There are now 16 cases of COVID-19 in Kendall County, of which 14 cases have recovered and two are still active. None of the cases so far have required hospitalization.
Video updates by Boerne mayor Tim Handren:
  • Monday, April 20: The mayor speaks with Director of Community Services Danny Zincke about the reopening of Boerne City Lake Park.
  • Wednesday, April 22: The mayor speaks with Judge Kirsten Cohoon of the 451st District Court, about how the court is currently operating and the changes that can be expected when jury trials resume.
  • Thursday, April 23: The mayor speaks about the changes the city is making to the emergency declaration, and the conditions under which some businesses may begin to reopen.


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